Tommy Grant (Canadian football)

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Tommy Grant
Date of birth: (1935-01-09)January 9, 1935
Place of birth: Windsor, Ontario
Date of death: October 18, 2011(2011-10-18) (aged 76)
Place of death: London, Ontario
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: National
Position(s): WR/RB/PR/KR
Height: 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
CJFL: Windsor AKO Fratmen
Organizations
As player:
19561968
1969
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1964
CFL East All-Star: 1963, 1964
Awards: 1956 - Gruen Trophy
1964 - CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award
Career stats

Tommy Grant (January 9, 1935 – October 18, 2011) was a professional Canadian football player who played for 14 years in the Canadian Football League with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Junior football[edit]

Tommy Grant played for the Windsor AKO Fratmen junior team that played in the Canadian Junior final.

CFL[edit]

Grant played 13 years with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats from 1956 to 1968 and one more with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1969. An all-star twice (as a running back and flanker) he rushed for 559 yards and caught 329 passes for 6542 yards in his career. He won the Gruen Trophy as the best rookie in the East in 1956 and the CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award in 1964. Most amazingly, he played in nine Grey Cup games, all with Hamilton, winning four of them.

Grant was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1995.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Russ Jackson
CFL's Most Outstanding Player
1964
Succeeded by
Zeno Karcz